GRAVEDIGGER Returns!

digger-promoBWStarting today, my critically-acclaimed, hardboiled crime webcomic, Gravedigger, returns, with a 28-week re-presentation of the first serial, “The Scavengers,” which first appeared online in 2003.

When “The Scavengers” concludes, artist Rick Burchett and I will roll into the all-new, never-before-seen Gravedigger caper, “The Predators.” As with “The Scavengers,” the new story will update one page a week, every Monday.

I hope you’ll check it out.

PERILS ON PLANET X Webcomic Launches!

POPX01_AirshipsMy new, weekly interplanetary adventure webcomic, Perils on Planet X, begins today at www.perilsonplanetx.com. The story will be updated one page a week, every Friday. The art is by the talented Gene Gonzales, and we’ve been working on this version of the saga for several years. I hope you’ll check it out – and follow the adventure every Friday!

PERILS ON PLANET X & GRAVEDIGGER Return

Finally, after more than a decade of trying to pull my comics projects Perils On Planet X (an interplanetary swashbuckler in the Flash Gordon tradition) and Gravedigger (a hardboiled crime caper inspired by the Gold Medal paperbacks of the 50s) together and out to the readers, I’m pleased to announce that both projects – which originally started life together as online comics on the long-defunct AdventureStrips site – are returning to the Internet as weekly webcomics.

This is something I’d been thinking about for a long time, and thanks to my amazing wife, Brandi, who figured out how to set up proper webcomics sites, I’m finally able to get these comics back online.

Perils On Planet X, with art by the exceptional Gene Gonzales, will debut on February 1st, with a new page being posted every Friday. Although the previous webcomic version was drawn by Jon Plante, this version is expanded and completely redrawn by Gene, with colors (on the first chapter) by Ian Sokolowski. The plan is to serialize the entire graphic novel (around a hundred pages or so) online, and then collect it in a print version upon its completion. We already have six month’s worth of pages completed – and six months’ more drawn and lettered – so maintaining the weekly schedule won’t be a problem.

Gravedigger, by Rick Burchett and yours truly, will debut on February 4th. We’ll be posting a page a week every Monday, starting with the original Gravedigger story, “The Scavengers” (which hasn’t been seen online or in print for years) and then serializing the new one… “The Predators.” As with Perils On Planet X, the plan is to collect both storylines in a graphic novel format once they are completed.

When we get closer to the launch, I’ll announce the website addresses and provide links.

Perilous Plans

After ten years of distractions, detours and discouragements (almost entirely of my own doing), I’m finally finishing the third chapter of the first story arc of my own space adventure comic, Perils On Planet X, this week. You have no idea how pleased I am to actually be writing the concluding scenes of a story that has been in my head for so long… especially since the art for the damned thing has been more than half finished for, literally, years.

I’m so excited about working on it again that I really hope POPX will be successful enough to warrant artist Gene Gonzales and I producing the two further story arcs that I have in mind (I’ve always planned it as a trilogy) – and that it doesn’t take another decade (or two) to get around to telling them.

If all goes well, we’ll begin serializing Perils On Planet X online, a page or two a week, sometime in 2013, and will probably try a Kickstarter or IndieGoGo campaign to finance an eventual print volume. Stay tuned for further updates, and I’ll be sure to let people know when we’re ready to launch the new webcomic version.